Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Eyes, Looks, Smokey eyes, Tutorials | Posted on 30-08-2012
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Today I’m doing a super simple Silver Smokey eye makeup Tutorial which is inspired by brown eyed beauty Kim Kardashian’s signature smokey eye. Traditionally, warm metallics and neutrals like gold, copper, bronze add depth to brown eyes but a contrasting shade like silver or grey can add a gorgeous sparkle to brown eyes.
I hope you like the look, don’t forget to leave your comments below this post!
I’m not recreating any particular look of Kim Kardashian’s here but just taking inspiration from the general style. A while back I saw a video of her makeup being done by Celebrity Makeup Artist Mario and that was the first time I realized how beautiful silver can look against brown eyes. You can watch the video I’m talking about HERE. Mario mentions most of the products he is using so in case you’re curious about her lipstick or which eye shadow has been used on her, gave a look at the video.
A little research revealed that its not Kim Kardashian but many other brown eyed celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna like to use silver to add contrast to their eyes. Rihanna also uses a lot of blue in her eye makeup, from turquoise to pale silvery blue to navy, she has worn blue in almost every shade!
This is a simple look and you need very few things. Here are the products I am using :
- Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate
- L’Oreal Paris Infallible eye shadow : Flashback Silver
- L’Oreal Paris Infallible eye shadow : Endless Chocolate
- Avon Super Shock Mascara
- Brushes : MAC 219, MAC 217, Sephora eye shader brush
Step-by-step Tutorial :
Step 1 : Moisturize + Prime. If you have oily lids, make sure to apply an oil control primer before you start your eye makeup. However before priming, ensure that your eye area is well hydrated and supple else eye shadows that can acquire a dry, leathery look after application.
Step 2 : Tightline the eyes with black kohl. Lining the inner rims, particularly the upper waterline makes the lashes look denser and darker.
Step 3 : Apply kohl in a thick line on the upper lash line. Smudge it on the lid as shown using a pencil brush like MAC 219.
Step 4 : Apply silver eye shadow to the inner half of the lid and a dark chocolate brown eye shadow to the outer half.
Step 5 : Using a fluffy blending brush like MAC 217, blend the silver and brown lightly on the lid and soften the edges in the crease using wind-wiper blending motion. Always use very light pressure while blending.
Step 6 : Add some more brown in the outer crease/corner area. Using the pencil brush, smudge the kohl from the waterline onto the lower lash line.
Step 7 : Now apply some of the brown eye shadow on the lower lash line using a pencil brush. Start from the outer corner so that the intensity of the brown becomes softer when you move inwards.
Step 8 : Make sure all edges are softened – the lower lash line, the crease and the silver in the inner half of the lids. Eliminate any harsh edges in gentle feathery strokes with your blending brush. Line upper lash line thickly with black liner, finish off with Mascara or a pair of false lashes!
Tip : You can add a tiny amount of the silver eye shadow to the inner corner but avoid taking it in till the tear duct else it can be a little overpowering. You can also use a very subtle highlighter on the browbone or just some compact powder to give a neat finished look. Do not forget to fill in your brows!
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